The Morung Express

Nagaland: Morning Champions Cup from Sept 3

KOHIMA, SEPTEMBER 1 (MExN): Morning Football Association’s (MFA) 3rd Morning Champions Cup (MCC) will kick-start from September 3. The tournament with ten teams in the fray will be played over a period of one and a half months beginning with a round robin stage followed by elimination rounds. Seikhazou ground, D-Khel, Kohima village will serve as the venue.


MCC is held subsequent to the Morning Premier League (MPL). According to the organisers, the teams which get relegated at the MPL cannot participate in the MCC.


The third edition of Morning Champions Cup (MCC) organized by the Morning Football Association (MFA) will begin on the 3th of September 2018. This one and half month long tournament is played in a group and knockout round basis. MCC is held every year after Morning Premier League (MPL) where the relegated teams of MPL cannot participate in MCC.


The players, who participate, are all above 30 years of age. In line with the MFA motto, the organisers stated that the focus of the MFA is to create a platform for retired football players “who still have the urge to kick the ball and also maintain one’s health as well as associating with new friends.”


The tournament has no cash prize and is solely sponsored by the players. This year, the 3rd Assam Rifles are donating goal net and footballs, the organisers said.